Marginalization In Bharathi Mummajee's Life

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IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCES AND FEMALE MARGINALISATION IN BHARATHI MUKERJEE’S ‘WIFE’
ABSTRACT
Marginalization is generally used to describe and analyze socio-cultural political area where disadvantaged people fight for gaining access to resources and full participation in social life which Bharathi Mukerjee has depicted in her writings. The novel Wife discussed here is one of them.
Key Words: Fight, gaining, access, social, life
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INTRODUCTION: Post-colonial literature is labelled as a literature written by people living in countries formerly colonized by other nations. From 1970s post-colonial studies has been gaining a lot of prominence. In general sense post-colonial literature is the study of the interactions between European nations and the societies they colonized in modern society. The formation of empire, economy,
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The deep rooted Indian culture is stiff to her even in USA. This shows that she denies her rights of having personal feelings and desires that serve her own interests. As a traditional Indian woman, Dimple is brought up under the surveillance of her father and subjugated to husband where she can’t comprehend any reason to justify her feeling atleast at her husband. she, inspite of staying in USA is supposed to surrender her will to her husband. Her internal marginalization is forced by her “self” when seduced by Milt Glasser. She herself isolates and assumes that she has betrayed her gendered Indian culture. She marginalises herself by moving away from Amit. In “Literature of their Own” Elaine Showalter notes that: “ The middle-class ideology of the proper sphere of womanhood which developed in post-industrial England and America, prescribed a woman who would be a perfect lady, an angel in the house, contently submissive to men, but strong in her inner purity and religiosity, queen in her own realm of the home. Thus, under this rhetoric statement the woman is guile and marginalized at every

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